Accession Number:

AD0772504

Title:

Motion of a Vortex in a Rotating Layer of Fluid between Rigid Concentric Spheres

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV NY COURANT INST OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A preliminary report is concerned with the approximate description of two-dimensional vortical motion in a thin spherical layer of a gravitating, incompressible, inviscid fluid. The fluid is contained between an inner rotating rigid ball and an outer rigid concentric sphere and along with the inner spherical surface, has been rotating with constant angular velocity. The motion is supposedly due to the gravitational attraction of the rotating ball and to the sudden creation at t 0 of concentrated vortices with axis normal to the spheres.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE